'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Generic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:p :p :p
:P :P :P
:( Sad Sad
:report: Reporter Reporter
:wtf: wtf wtf
:mod: Mod Mod
:giggler: Giggler Giggler
;) Wink Wink
:lovestruc Lovestruck Lovestruck
:!!: Exclamation 2 Exclamation 2
:alarm: Alarm Alarm
:!: Exclamation Exclamation
:turtle: Turtle Turtle
:help: Help Help
:here: Here Here
:beer: Beer Beer
:luff: Luff Luff
:duck: Duck Duck
:call: Call Call
:heyhey: Heyhey Heyhey
:anime: anime anime
:) Smilie Smilie
:bunny: Bunny Bunny
:gjob: Good Job Good Job
:faceslap: Face Slap Face Slap
:| neutral neutral
:up: Up Up
:jest: Jester Jester
:cool: Cool Cool
:llama: Llama Llama
:blink: blink blink
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:sheep: Sheep Sheep
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:cry: Cry Cry
:king: King King
:new: New New
:rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:deal: Deal Deal
:lol: lol lol
:Pint: Pint Pint